You may have sited recycling bins within your workplace, but are they best placed and suited for maximum impact? Optimizing waste management within the workplace can help to boost your recycling rates accordingly. Read on for tips and advice.
Recycling in the office
Make recycling easy and convenient, by siting indoor recycling bins in high-traffic locations within the workplace.
Site office recycling bins under desks or deskside for added user convenience to enable your employees to effortlessly recycle waste. The Eco Nexus® 16G Recycling Bins easily fit underneath a desk and are available with dedicated apertures and decals for a variety of waste streams.
For shared offices and meeting rooms where multiple, larger capacity recycling bins are required, the Nexus 26G Recycling Containers are recommended. Place your recycling bins in centralized positions within the office for increased employee access and convenience.
Individual offices may not require such a large capacity, making the slim and stylish Nexus 8G Recycling Bins the ideal choice.
|Pack of 5 Eco Nexus 16G Recycling Bins||Nexus 26G Trash and Recycling Combo||Nexus 8G Paper Recycling Container|
|Can be sited under desks or desk side||Place back-to-back or against a wall/desk||Site close to paper outlets & cabinets|
Recycling in the cafeteria
Kitchenettes and cafeterias will produce a large volume of food waste compared to other waste streams. Compost recycling bins should therefore be sited within these areas. It may also be beneficial to site recycling bins for beverage containers such as plastic bottles and cans here, or close to vending machines and break rooms.
Research claims that 64% of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee on a daily basis*, and so providing a cup recycling bin is recommended. Place your cup bank near to coffee machines or water tanks for maximum impact. Don’t forget to add a coffee pod recycling bin as well just in case!
|Nexus 26G Can & Plastic Recycling Bins||Nexus Shuttle Food Waste Recycling Bin|
|Place in high-traffic break areas||Site in food preparation areas & cafeterias|
Recycling in the copy room
Did you know that the average office worker uses up to 10,000 sheets of paper annually, 45% of which is discarded into the trash each day.**
Site paper recycling bins near to printers or copiers to help prevent paper from being discarded into the trash. Confidential waste bins should also be placed within the copy room to securely store any private documents prior to shredding.
Recycling ink and printer cartridges can help conserve natural resources such as water and oil, so make sure you install a recycling bin for this waste stream too!
|Nexus 13G Paper Recycling Bin||Nexus 8G Ink Cartridge Recycling Bin||Nexus 26G Confidential Waste Bin|
|Place near to printers and copiers||Can be sited under desks or deskside||Site near to fax machines or filing cabinets|
Recycling in the lobby
The lobby or reception area is often the first place that will be seen when entering the workplace. It is therefore important to site recycling bins here to provide visitors, guests and passing employees with a convenient place to recycle and keep the lobby area looking clean and presentable.
It is also recommended to provide battery recycling bins for your employees and guests alike. The C-Thru™ Battery Recycling Containers are designed with a clear casing to help minimize cross-contamination, and to encourage users to correctly dispose of any used batteries to keep them out of landfill.
|C-Thru Battery Recycling Range||Nexus 8G Battery Recycle Bin|
|Place on the front desk or countertop||Place in highly visible areas within the lobby|
Recycling in the warehouse
Tailoring your recycling bins to their location can be a simple yet efficient way to influence your recycling rates.
Large capacity recycling bins are ideal for workplaces such as warehouse or factories, where a high volume of waste may be expected. The Nexus 36G Recycling Containers have a 36-gallon capacity, minimizing the risk of overflowing whilst maintaining a modern and stylish appearance.
Having to leave the work area in search of a recycling container may be inconvenient and time-consuming, so ensure your recycling containers are readily accessible at optimum points within your warehouse or factory. The Glasdon Orbit™ Recycling Bag Holders are a great addition and are available with a variety of fixing options to suit any location.
|Glasdon Orbit Recycling Bag Holders||Nexus 36G Trash Recycling Bin||C-Thru 50G Mixed Recycling Bin|
|Fix to walls/rails/posts in central positions||Site by the entrance or exit||Place near to machinery & storage units|
Recycling in the smoking area
It’s important to keep the external appearance of your workplace clean and presentable with outdoor recycling bins.
The traditionally designed Glasdon Jubilee™ 29G Recycling Bins feature four apertures for added user convenience, complete with decorative banding and decals.
Site your recycling bins in outdoor areas and walkways, to combat waste on the go.
With there being a 65% littering rate for cigarette butts in the US***, it may also be ideal to site cigarette receptacles in outdoor smoking areas. We offer a range of free-standing or wall mounted cigarette bins in order to suit your requirements and co-ordinate with any surroundings.
|Glasdon Jubilee 29G Mixed Recyclables Recycling Bin||Nexus 26G Recycling Range|
|Site in outdoor areas and walkways||Locate near to smoking shelters|
Enhance your office design and combat waste by forming a recycling station within the workplace.
Siting recycling containers side-by-side to create a recycling station can be a great way of targeting multiple waste streams at once, whilst maintaining an aesthetic and modern design.
Our recycling containers feature dedicated apertures according to the waste stream that is being collected and are available with custom graphics and decals, to encourage correct waste segregation and minimize cross-contamination.
|Nexus 13G Recycling Range||Nexus 26G Recycling Range|
|Ideal for reception areas, offices & high-traffic areas within the workplace where multi-stream recycling solutions are needed|
Don't forget to encourage your employees to recycle to get the best out of your waste management program!